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Arden street,North Melbourne, Football Ground
The ground was first used in 1882 when North Melbourne moved from Royal Park to its current site. The Arden Street Oval remained North’s home up until they moved to the larger Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1985 (except in 1965, when they played at the City of Coburg Oval).
The record attendance at the ground in 35,116 in 1949. The highest score was North Melbourne’s 29.19 (193) in 1983 versus Carlton.
In 2006, a section of the facility was destroyed in a fire. North Melbourne trained at the much larger Telstra Dome for the remainder of the 2006 season while repairs were in place at Arden Street Oval. The fire damage caused the club to
start looking at redeveloping the ageing and inadequate training facilities. In 2006, the old Grandstand was torn down to make way for new facilities that are to be completed in early 2009.
The last VFL match was played there on the 17th of August 1985 when North Melbourne played Richmond. North won by 50 points. The Arden Street Oval is now used only for Administration and as a Training Base for the Club.
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